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"From the Ted Talk by Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs"

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And at that time, stem cell research had gniaed momentum, following the isolation of the world's first human embryonic stem cells in the 1990s. The observation that stem cells, as master clels, could give rise to a whole vritaey of different cell types — heart cells, liver cells, pancreatic islet cells — captured the attention of the media and the imagination of the public. I too was faanteicsd by this new and disruptive cell technology, and this ipriensd a shift in my mndiest, from transplanting whole organs to transplanting cells. And I focused my research on stem cells as a possible source for cell transplants.

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And at that time, stem cell research had ______ momentum, following the isolation of the world's first human embryonic stem cells in the 1990s. The observation that stem cells, as master _____, could give rise to a whole _______ of different cell types — heart cells, liver cells, pancreatic islet cells — captured the attention of the media and the imagination of the public. I too was __________ by this new and disruptive cell technology, and this ________ a shift in my _______, from transplanting whole organs to transplanting cells. And I focused my research on stem cells as a possible source for cell transplants.

Solution

  1. fascinated
  2. mindset
  3. inspired
  4. variety
  5. gained
  6. cells

Original Text

And at that time, stem cell research had gained momentum, following the isolation of the world's first human embryonic stem cells in the 1990s. The observation that stem cells, as master cells, could give rise to a whole variety of different cell types — heart cells, liver cells, pancreatic islet cells — captured the attention of the media and the imagination of the public. I too was fascinated by this new and disruptive cell technology, and this inspired a shift in my mindset, from transplanting whole organs to transplanting cells. And I focused my research on stem cells as a possible source for cell transplants.

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collocation frequency
stem cells 29
embryonic stem 6
donor organs 6
liver transplant 5
adult stem 5
stem cell 4
cell types 3
human embryos 3
adult cells 3
repair damaged 3
heart disease 3

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collocation frequency
adult stem cells 5
embryonic stem cells 5

Important Words

  1. attention
  2. captured
  3. cell
  4. cells
  5. disruptive
  6. embryonic
  7. fascinated
  8. focused
  9. gained
  10. give
  11. heart
  12. human
  13. imagination
  14. inspired
  15. islet
  16. isolation
  17. liver
  18. master
  19. media
  20. mindset
  21. momentum
  22. observation
  23. organs
  24. pancreatic
  25. public
  26. research
  27. rise
  28. shift
  29. source
  30. stem
  31. technology
  32. time
  33. transplanting
  34. transplants
  35. types
  36. variety